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Disallow outgoing mail to an address

I'm subscribed to a mailing list where I want to make sure I almost never post. Recently, some kind of mix-up with my address book has mapped numerous people's address to that particular address as ...
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Contacts from Address Book Disappeared

I just installed El Capitan (I used to have Lion OS X), and I lost my address book. So I googled about it and I can restore them from my time machine. I did that but the file can't be opened in the ...
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Contacts.app fails to import .abbu

I was having a problem where all of my contacts were duplicated, but in 2 seperate accounts marked as "iCloud" (I had 3 "sections" in Contacts.app: "iCloud", "iCloud" (again), and "Smart Groups). I ...
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How do I get my address to appear at the top of contacts?

The scenario is that I've moved six times in the last six years, and can never remember my home number. (Let alone the postcode of my PO Box.) So I have to look it up all the time. In one of the iOS ...
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Why is the wrong button showing up in my contacts app?

My iPhone randomly decided to lose all phone contacts from the address book. Following these instructions to re-instate them... Settings > iCloud Turn Contacts (sync) OFF, then back ON Go into ...
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MacBook VPN MAC address is not listed in ifconfig

I have MacBook with a VPN client of Fortinet (forticlient) firewall which is used to connect to the office firewall. In order to limit the VPN access to authorized users only I use a MAC address ...
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Cause of corruption in Contacts database?

My Contacts database has been mixing up its records. For example, it has put what must be at least a few dozen email addresses and phone numbers in other contacts' pages. This has been happening now ...
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Contacts.app crashes on launch

My Contacts.app crashed on launch. In the crash report I found, among others, the following excerpt: Application Specific Information: *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception '...
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How can I create a new contact from Messages & add it to a specific Group in Contacts?

When I receive an SMS message, I can create a new contact from the number. Works great, very useful. Lots of business folks must do the same. What I want to do is create the contact in my business ...
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OS X upgrade leads to Contacts database destroyed

On a Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.5) I had a Contacts database containing 700 entries organized within 12 groups. After a 1st analysis it seems that Mavericks and Yosemite upgrade destroy the ...
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El Capitan - Google contacts syncing

I know there are many topics on this here, checked lots of them and didn't find the solution yet. Here is the problem. I have only one Google account enabled on MBP with El Capitan. But Google ...
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Edit the Display Name for a contact in Contacts.app

First off: I'm mass printing envelopes. I export my contacts (from Contacts.app) to vCard, then convert them to CSV, before using MS Word's built-in mass-mailing tool. In my contacts, I've found it ...
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Find Contacts by address type

I just mass-added and edited about 500 contacts from my archives, and I would like to set the address type for some of them from other to home. I'd like to search by address type for all contacts ...
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How to disable AddressBookSourceSync in El Capitan

AddressBookSourceSync continually prevents idle sleep. I don't use address book syncing and in previous versions I used just to delete the app. However this is now prevented by System Integrity ...
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Making Contacts' URLs show up in Safari address bar suggestions

I'm surprised there's no option in Safari's preferences to include URLs from Contacts in suggested websites. It seems like the Search tab (pictured) would be the appropriate place for such a feature. ...
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Address Book Contacts Lost after OS x update

My uncle updated OS on a Macbook Pro and now all contacts are missing from the address book. He does not have a time machine backup and no iphone nor icloud. Any thoughts on how to recover the ...
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Is there a plugin like Rapportive for Safari?

I switched to Safari from Chrome and there's one plugin that I miss badly, Rapportive. What it does is tell me more about the people I get email from from in gmail. Like this:
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El Capitan Contacts.app most of contacts are duplicates, but not all

Most of the contacts in my Contacts.app are duplicated, but not all. I tried Apple's solution, to no avail. Contacts that are not duplicated and that have data in Company field, have a column ...
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type of emails from Contacts.app in AppleScript (on El Capitan)

I want to work with a list of all email addresses that appear in my address book. I thought I could simply set such a list with AppleScript, and use the elements, maybe after casting the references to ...
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How to delete unwanted Sender (me) addresses in OS X Mail

I have a few email addresses in the dropdown list of Senders (i.e., my own email addresses that I send mail From) which are obsolete. One of them includes the string "4Q2delist@mac.com" which I never ...
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Addressbook-App prompts for password 2x before it's working (Server.app)

I configured OS X Server.app with the following services: -> VPN -> Calendar -> Contacts -> DNS These settings are enrolled by profile manager. In most cases this works (Calendar, VPN) but using ...
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How to perform custom action for custom profile in address book in iOS

How to implement a functionality like if we add a contact in Address Book in iPhone and also added a custom social profile. Now I want to perform an action on that profile. Right now when I click on ...
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Forwarding Emails - drag and click multiple addresses in version 10.10.3 for mail 8.2

In a previous of version of email (pre v8.2), if I wanted to forward an email to multiple users I would use the fwd button and my address book would appear. I would then be able to click multiple ...
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Does iOS send contacts to Apple servers?

When you go to a contact, you can see if that contact has FaceTime. How does the system determine this capability? The usual way that other systems like WhatsApp do it is by uploading/synchronizing ...
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Completely disable autocomplete in Mac Mail

I use mail 8.2 on OS X 10.10. Due to new corporate policy at my office, no autocompletion is allowed in e-mail clients (except maybe for address fetching from the corporate address book via exchange: ...
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MacBook “address book” to iPhone from file [duplicate]

Can I import a MacBook "address book" to iPhone from file? There are various files from the exported address book; e.g. AddressBook-v22.abcddb. I don't have a Mac available at the moment, only an ...
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Adding a new contact in iOS 8 merges it with a homonymous old contact

I have in my iPhone iOS 8 and old contact called Salvador. This old contact has his mobile, and some notes, and that is fine. Today I select a phone number from my call history and select the add a ...
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Get nick name of current user

I want to get the nickname of the currently logged in OS X user via Apple Script. Currently can only retrieve the full name or the nickname of a contact, I wasn't able to combine the two scripts. ...
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Syncing contacts between Outlook for Mac (2015) and Google Contacts

How to I sync contacts between Outlook for Mac (2015) and Google Contacts?
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Why do duplicates keep showing up in my address book?

I maintain a very clean address book (OSX), complete with photos and profile info of my contacts. Contacts are on iCloud and Exchange. However, sometimes I'll get an email from a contact and the ...
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Is it possible to sync iCloud contacts with Thunderbird's address book?

I would like to keep my iCloud addresses in sync with my Thunderbird address book. Is there a way to do this directly? Currently I sync both with my Gmail contacts, but the results are not very ...
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Can OSX mail auto-search & complete a mail address?

In Outlook there is this highly useful feature to automatically search and complete a mail address in the recipient field (To:) with CTRL+K. Even if you never mailed with someone before, it will ...
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how can i preserve the group when I export it and it is imported by someone else

I am trying to send a group of contacts to other people and I want them to be able to import these contacts so that the group is created and preserved for them too. Is the alternative for them to ...
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What can developers see in my address book?

When Facebook or other developers ask for access to your address book, what content can they see? For example, is this only limited to names and email addresses and phone numbers or does this include ...
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How to reorder contact info in Contacts.app

I'm a hoarder of contact info in Contacts.app. I always keep people's old contact info in their Contacts.app entry so that, for example, their pic will show up in Mail.app on even old emails from ...
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Applescript, OS X : How to Get a list of phone numbers from Contacts, and send an iMessage with Messages App? Halfway there I think..?

I am trying to create an applescript that will grab all of the labeled phone numbers of 'mobile' and 'iPhone' from the every contact in Contacts App (specifically the phone numbers from the iCloud ...
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Lost address book contacts in upgrade to Yosemite

I upgraded from the Mavericks to Yosemite on a Macbook Pro. All the contacts in the address book which is now Contacts in Yosemite are gone and when I try to restore it from the back up it gives a ...
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Contacts sync iCloud/iPhone/Mac after clean OS X install

I have an clean Yosemite installation without any data transfer from an old mac. My iCloud account is synced with my iPhone, and the mac is using the same iCloud account. After a sync some contacts ...
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Delete book from iBooks Mac when I delete it from iOS

I sync "All books" from my iOS device (an iPod Touch) and my Mac, in iBooks. When I delete a book in iOS, it is NOT deleted on my Mac. Instead, in iTunes, the setting changes from sync "All books" to ...
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com.apple.quicklook.satellite problem with CoreData on Networked Home Directories

I have a fully controllable test network set up to work this issue I've had each time I set up my SOHO network. The network now consists of a 2010 MacMini server, using RAID0, running 10.9.4 and ...
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Show today’s anniversaries (if any) from contacts

I would like to be able to run a script which would look through my Contacts list and output the name (and, preferably, phone number) of anyone whose ‘Anniversary’ date matches today. (The script ...
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Where is addressbook:// stored

I wrote an applescript that finds a person in my contact list. tell application "Contacts" set thePeople to first person whose first name is equal to "John" and last name is equal to "Doe" end ...
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How to restore lost contacts/address book?

I suddenly have only 2 contacts in my Contacts! I have a MacBook Pro, am using OS 10.9.2. Following instructions from another answer, I looked for Address book folder in the library/App. Support ...
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contact groups not syncing with google

using 10.9.2. I had all my contacts in various groups on my mac. I uploaded to iCloud in order to import into google. The groups designations did not seem to go with the contacts to iCloud, so when i ...
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Changing my home address in iOS 7 not picked up in Maps or notification center

I need to change my home address, following this post. I've moved, so I need to update my address, but it does not seem to work. My new street address does not exist in the map (as I've moved to a ...
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All user-related data gone

My Mac crashed yesterday, no idea why. Now in the morning Google Drive asked me to enter a login and pass and refused to use the already existing GD folder. Then I've noticed that CyberDuck's ...
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Adding a “Fax Number” when adding a new contact in my iPhone 5, ios6

When adding a new contact, I"m confused when I get to the "phone contact numbers". I only see Mobile and Home. I want to add a fax number, but it isn't available and it isn't offered in Add another ...
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How do I enter chinese names in Address Book?

Chinese names are quite elaborate and quite different from the "standard American name" that the Mac Address Book is based on. Notably I'm looking for a good way to Store a person's Chinese name – ...
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Enable “On My Mac” Contacts

I am currently running OS X 10.9.1 and would like to create contacts that are stored locally on my MacBook Pro. My Contacts app does not have "On My Mac" as an option in the sidebar; only the contacts ...
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How do I know where is a specific contact stored by Apple Contacts.app?

I am using multiple contact storages, like Gmail or Exchange and I want to know where a contact is stored, so I can remove the right duplicate. Also I would like to know how can I move a contact from ...